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Los Cristianos

Situated in the south of Tenerife, Los Cristianos is approximately a 15 minute drive from Tenerife South Airport and it is still one of the most popular resorts.

The town is situated around the bay of Los Cristianos, with lots to offer all its visitors.  Los Cristianos appeals more to families with a slightly more laid back feel than nearby Playa de las Americas.

There are some great beaches for families to enjoy with long stretches of sand and lots of options for water sports.

There are many bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from.

Regardless of your requirements, there are a variety of accommodation options to choose from and something to meet all budgets.

The marine walk behind the beaches is an ideal location if you want to stretch your legs and may be stop off for something to eat or drink.  If you have mobility issues and need to use a wheelchair or mobility scooter, the marine walk at Los Cristianos is easily accessible and flat.

Beaches at Los Cristianos

There are two main beaches in Los Cristianos either side of the harbour.

Playa de Los Cristianos

Playa de los Cristianos is the main beach.

Like its neighbour beach Playa de la Vistas, it is situated in a sheltered position, has calm shallow waters and a long sweeping stretch of fine soft white sand.  The long pier at the end of the beach provides protection for the beach which makes it ideal to swim in.

Although the beach isn’t as big as Playa de las Vistas there are still plenty of sun beds and umbrellas to hire and water sports facilities.

There are showers and toilet facilities situated on the beach.

At the back of the beach there is a long promenade with a great selection of bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from.

Playa de la Vistas

The beach at Playa de las Vistas caters for everyone.

A soft white sand beach which is well protected due to the breakwaters making the sea much calmer and shallower than further down the coast.

The sea conditions make it an ideal place for families and young children and is child friendly and perfect for a paddle.  The beach also has life guard attendants on duty.

The beach is nearly 1 km in length and is a pretty crescent shape.

There are lots of sun loungers and umbrellas to hire and the beach is very clean and well kept.  There are also toilets and showers on the beach.

Wheelchair Facilities at Playa de las Vistas Beach

Playa de las Vistas is one of the best beaches in the whole of Spain for wheelchair accessibility.

Playa de las Vistas beach is well adapted and equipped to accommodate wheelchair users.  There are adapted disabled toilets on the beach, purely for use by disabled visitors.

To enable access to the beach there is a decked area and entrance ramps.  The lifeguards will also help you with access on and off the beach.  For the less mobile there is even an amphibian wheelchair service available as part of the Sea Accompaniment Service.

The Sea Accompaniment Service is a fantastic initiative, whose  aim to provide accessible facilities for all beaches in the area for visitors with reduced mobility.

The lifeguards will take the user in the amphibian wheelchair along the decked area and then along the beach into the sea.   The wheelchair allows the user to be taken to a safe depth in the sea from where they can then swim if they wish.

The adapted wheelchair service is available daily from 11.00 a.m. to 17.00 a.m. in January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December.

The service has extended hours during from 11.00 a.m. to 19.00 a.m. during July, August and September.

The lifeguards offering this service are all trained to help visitors with reduced mobility.

Water Sports

Playa de las Vistas has a great selection of different water sports to choose from on the beach. From banana boats, jet skis, windsurfing and for the more adventurous why not try scuba diving.

There are also life guards on attendance in case you should get into any difficulty.

After a morning on the beach there is a never ending selection of bars and restaurants to choose from on the promenade and nearby the beach to have a drink or something to eat.

However, if you are looking for a quiet, get away from it all beach then Playa de las Vistas may not be for you.

What to do in Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos has something for everyone.

Besides two of the best beaches in Tenerife and brilliant water sports facilities there is a lot more to enjoy.

Boat Trips

There are a variety of boat trips which leave from Los Cristianos where you can go dolphin and whale watching.

If you enjoy fishing or want to try out your fishing skills there are many different trips that you can book to cater for your specific requirements.  You can book a half day or full day excursion.

Ferry to La Gomera

Why not try something different and catch the ferry from Los Cristianos to the nearby pretty island of La Gomera.  If you enjoy walking then there are some excellent walks and hikes to do on the island.

The ferry is only a 50 minute to 1 hour journey and well worth it.

If you wish to stay longer on the island, you can also book a short break or over night stay in La Gomera?

You can book the ferry direct with the ferry company.  When booking the ferry, remember at busy holiday times the ferry can soon get booked up so we advise to book ahead if you can.

You can also book a day’s escorted boat trip across to La Gomera.

Excursions

Nearby Los Cristianos there are many day trips and activities that you can enjoy.

Playa de Las Americas

The neighbouring resort of Playa de las Americas has lots to offer.

A more lively resort than Los Cristianos, there are beaches with lots of water based activities and sea experiences to enjoy.

There are numerous shops and a never ending choice of places to eat and drink.

If you are looking for a good night life scene then Playa de las Americas is the place to go.

Karting

For the adrenaline junkies why not try a morning or afternoon karting?

They have karts for all ages and abilities to suit all the family making it an enjoyable event for everyone.

If you don’t have your own transport it is easy to reach by public bus.  Take bus number 483 from Los Cristianos.

Alternatively the karting company have a free shuttle bus which will pick you up from Los Cristianos.

Guided Walks and Hikes

If you enjoy walking and hiking then a guided walk or hike, to suit all capabilities is a great way to see the real Tenerife.

If you want an easy relaxing walk to see some amazing scenery then this is an excellent day out.

Alternatively, if you are an experienced hiker and want more of a challenge you can book this too.

Mount Teide and Masca Valley

You can easily drive or take a coach trip to the amazing landscape of Mount Teide and the breathtaking Masca Valley.

Discover the natural beauty of the National Park and the surrounding area as you drive through the World Heritage Site.  Mount Teide is Spain’s most visited National Park.

When you get to Mount Teide take the cable car to  Spain’s highest point.  From here on a clear day you can see Gran Canaria.

Shopping

If you fancy some retail therapy there are many small shops and a couple of small shopping malls, apart from the usual tourist shops.

The Passarella Oasis Centro Comercial has a wide selection of shops and a supermarket.  On the first floor you will also find numerous places to eat and drink.  There is even a play area to keep the children entertained in.

Market

The market in Los Cristianos is held every Tuesday and Sunday between 9.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.

The market sells holiday souvenirs, clothing, shoes, leather products, bags and everything you expect from a street market in Spain.  You can also find some local Canarian made products to take home .

 

 

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